This Easy Keto Cheesy Asparagus is a flavorful side that is ready in under 30 minutes and pairs perfectly with plenty of proteins!
We’re all about side dishes lately, it seems you guys are too since that’s something you continue to request. Side dishes like this Keto Cheesy Asparagus is a great option for adding to the side of any protein. Grill up a piece of chicken or steak and you have a complete meal.
The cheese on this asparagus get’s nice a crispy around the edges thanks to our handy cast iron skillet. I love that crunch!
Here’s the quick how-to:
Preheat the oven to 425° F
Drizzle the olive oil, salt and pepper, onion powder, and garlic over the asparagus
Bake the asparagus for 15 minutes – 20 minutes depending on how thick the asparagus spears are
Layer the mozzarella cheese over the asparagus and broil for 5 or so minutes until bubbly
The garlic roasted with the asparagus really takes the flavor to the next level
Here are a few answers to questions we’re predicting folks will have:
Can I use a different cheese for this Cheesy Asparagus?
Yes! You could use any type of shredded cheese. We also like shave parmesan cheese on the asparagus as well!
Do I have to use a cast-iron skillet for this Cheesy Asparagus recipe?
Nope, you can cheesy asparagus recipe by lining a baking sheet with parchment and bake the asparagus in a single layer. You could also use a normal baking dish.
Can I use different spices?
Sure thing! Swap out the garlic cloves for garlic powder, use an all-purpose seasoning instead, or even add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a spicy kick!
Is asparagus low-carb and keto diet-friendly?
Yes! Asparagus is a great low carb vegetable that works great for any carb-restricted diet. It has just 1.8g of net carbs per 100g serving.
Asparagus also packs multiple nutrients like Vitamin K, just one serving has over 50% of your RDI. It also has numerous antioxidants, other Vitamins, and fiber which helps create a healthy gut.
What is the nutritional information for this recipe?
As always, you can find the full nutritional breakdown including the carb count (total carbs and net carbs) at the bottom of the recipe card. You can find the serving size/yield at the top of the recipe card. You should always double-check your specific ingredients as different brand’s ingredients may have different values.
In search of other keto side dishes? Take a look at these!
- Easy Garlic Butter Green Beans
- Keto German Cauliflower Salad
- Creamed Spinach
- Keto Charred Broccoli
- Keto Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Easy Keto Cheesy Asparagus
- 1 pound asparagus spears
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- ¾ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat the oven to 425° F. Place the asparagus in a single layer in a large 10.5” cast iron skillet. Drizzle with olive oil and top with garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Top with cheese and turn broiler to high. Broil for 5 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and golden. Serve immediately.